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FY 2023 Virtual Reality De-escalation Site-Based Initiative

Opportunity ID
Solicitation Status
Fiscal Year
Closing Date
Posting Date
Solicitation Type
Grants.gov Deadline
June 29, 2023, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline
July 6, 2023, 8:59 pm Eastern

With this solicitation, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks applications for grant funds from state, local, campus, and tribal law enforcement to enhance training via the utilization of fully immersive virtual reality-based technology. The training should improve responses to individuals in crisis and improve the de-escalation skills of participants. A plan for how the proposed technology will be integrated into applicant agency’s existing training should be developed.

Eligible Applicants:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (federally recognized)
  • Public and state controlled institutions of higher education
  • State governments

See the solicitation for additional opportunity and eligibility details, as well as directions on how to apply.


Number of Awards: 9
Total Amount Awarded: $6,582,822

Date Created: May 16, 2023